Mercy Health Saint Mary’s (MHSM) has awarded a $70,000 grant to the Hispanic Center of West Michigan and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan to provide culturally appropriate nutrition and healthy lifestyle education to the Hispanic community. Participants will:
- Participate in cooking demonstrations
- Attend grocery store tours
- Receive assistance with enrollment and education about government food assistance programs
- Receive education on managing pre-diabetes and diabetes
In addition, MHSM has partnered with Heartside Gleaners Initiative for the Social Influencers of Health Signature Project to expand the Good Food Box program, which will provide participants with a box of fresh produce every other week to address food insecurity among the Hispanic population in Roosevelt Park.
Learn how you can volunteer — from sorting, packing and distributing food boxes to developing education campaigns — for the Good Food Box program.